Restoring Monitor’s turret

The inset photo shows current restoration of the Monitor’s turret which can be explored further via live Webcam here for a few more weeks—before it goes back in a chemical bath for years. Still more.

The Monitor figures in the novel via Fort Sanders defender Sergeant Timothy Chase of the Twenty-Ninth Massachusetts. The fictional Chase saw the Monitor’s historic battle in Hampton Roads and ever after liked to dramatize the tale for anyone who would listen.

Via Dead Confederates.

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About Dick Stanley

Retired Texas daily newspaperman
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